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Track FSSAI Application Status

By Mayashree Acharya


Updated on: Oct 12th, 2021


7 min read

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FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) is responsible for regulating food safety and standards in India. It is in charge of regulating food articles, food companies and manufacturers to ensure safe food handling practices and good quality food that is safe for consumption. FSSAI was established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. 

All Food Business Operators (FBOs) in India must apply for FSSAI Registration. FSSAI provides a Registration/License for food products of the FBOs with a logo and 14-digit food license number that they must print on their food products or display on the manufacturing or restaurant premises. The FSSAI Registration/License certifies that the food products are fit for consumption.

FSSAI Registration/License Application

The process to apply for an FSSAI Registration/License is as follows:

Step 1:  Visit the FoSCoS website.

Step 2: Scroll down and click on the ‘Apply/License Registration’ tab.

Step 3: Select the ‘Apply for License/Registration’ tab on the next page.

Step 4: Select the ‘State’ and the appropriate category of ‘Manufacturer’, ‘Trade/Retail’, ‘Food Services’, ‘Central Government Agencies’ or ‘Head Office’.

Step 5: Select the kind of business you wish to carry on from the list given below, scroll down and click on the ‘Proceed’ button.

Step 6: On the next page, click on the ‘Apply for Registration’ or ‘Apply for Central License’ or ‘Apply for State License’ button.

Step 7: Fill in the ‘Form A’ or ‘Form B’ with all the required details.

Step 8: Upload the self-attested documents and pay the fee.

Step 9: Submit the FSSAI Registration/Licence application form.

However, take a printout of the filled FSSAI Registration/Licence application form before you click on the ‘Submit’ button. Note down the generated reference number of your application. The applicants can track the FSSAI application status through this reference number. 

Checking FSSAI Application Status Online

The steps to check/track the FSSAI Application status after it is submitted is as follows:

Step 1: Visit the FoSCoS website.

Step 2: The first tab on the website is the ‘Track Application’ tab.

Step 3: Under the ‘Track Application’ tab, enter the 17-digit application reference number provided when the FSSAI Registration/License application form is submitted. Enter the captcha code and click on the ‘Submit’ button.

The application status details, such as application reference number, name and address of the company, state, type of application, and the application status, will be displayed.

Different Status of FSSAI Application

The FSSAI Registration/License application status will be according to the different stages of the application. The status of the FSSAI application can be categorised as follows: 

Process yet to be started

When the applicant submits the FSSAI application but the process for issuing the FSSAI Registration/License has not yet started by the respective authorities, the FSSAI application status displays as ‘Process yet to be started’.

Application reverted

When the FSSAI application status displays as ‘Application reverted’, it means that the respective authority has processed the application and has reverted it to the applicant for necessary modification or clarification.

The applicant needs to submit the response within 30 days from the reverted date to avoid the risk of application rejection. Thus, the applicants have to track their application status from time to time to see if it is reverted and respond to the clarification or modification on time.

An email will also be sent to the applicant for modification or clarification required in the application. They need to log in using their application reference number or email ID to do the necessary modification or issue a clarification.

Application rejected

When the status is ‘Application rejected’, the respective authorities have rejected the FSSAI Registration/License application. The  FSSAI Registration/License application will get rejected when the applicants do not submit certain information within 30 days of the application being reverted.


When the application status is ‘Inspection’, the respective authorities have processed the application, and the food premises or company is due for an inspection shortly. The respective authority will assign an officer to inspect the food business premises of the applicant and check whether it complies with the FSSAI hygiene and safety regulations.

Registration certificate issued

When the application status is ‘Registration certificate issued’, it means that the FSSAI has issued the FSSAI Registration/License certificate. The applicants can download the certificate by logging into the FoSCoS website.

The FSSAI Registration/License certificate is issued after the respective authorities find that all the information provided by the applicant conforms to the prescribed FSSAI guidelines and criteria. 

Validity of the FSSAI Registration/License Certificate

The validity of an FSSAI registration depends on the applicability of the registration. Thus, it varies in each case. The FSSAI license is issued for a period of one to five years. The FBOs should renew the license before 180 days of its expiry. A late fee of Rs.100 per day is charged if an FBO applies for renewal after the expiry of the FSSAI license.  

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